I was not a dancer growing up. Sure I took a couple dance classes for fun the I was little, but I played soccer. That was my thing. Now I enjoy running and being active, so it is no surprise that my daughter has always been a ball of energy. She danced before she could walk. She would be crawling and if music came on she would shake her little butt and it was adorable. She has been taking dance since she was 4 and instantly it became her passion. She has been on a team since she was 5 and I have always been amazed that she can get up on that competition stage and perform in front of all those people and judges and lLOVES IT. Sure she gets nervous, but she REALLY REALLY LOVES IT. She is realistic about it and knows she isn’t the best dancer out there, but she is always striving, stretching, and trying to learn to better herself and I love that about her. She also looks up to and admires the dancers her age that have a better turnout or arch in their foot, and she enjoys trying and working at it and I am here for that. Because I didn’t grow up in the dance world it has definitely been a learning curve, but I try my best to help support her. Being a dance mom has actually taught me a lot, some things are a little silly for the everyday life, but others are actually really important life lessons. Here are 12 things that being a dance mom has taught me.
We moved this past summer and with moving meant we had to leave the only dance studio that my daughter has ever known. Her best friends were all her dance sisters and their moms were my good friends too. We had spent countless hours together over the years through thick and thin. When I had to have major surgery, they were there with a meal train and carpooling for my daughter. Leaving that tribe was hard, but the best experience has been that our dance family has now grown. We still keep in contact with all them, but my daughter has also loved her new studio and made some pretty great friends there and I’m sure as time goes on those bonds will get even stronger too. What’s the Girl Scout song? Make new friends, but keep the old, right? This is so true and again, another life lesson that will only make my daughter stronger and more prepared for the world ahead.
I know the show Dance Moms made the dance world seem a little crazy, but for the most part we are a pretty fun group of people. We are no different than soccer moms or hockey moms or football moms. At the end of the day we are all just moms right?
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